The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday launched a brand new parental assist coverage below which each female and male gamers are entitled to paid leaves throughout being pregnant and upon the start of a kid.
Beneath the coverage, ladies cricketers will rise up to a yr of paid go away and also will have the choice to switch to a non-playing position till graduation of their maternity go away main as much as the start of their little one.
“Girls cricketers are additionally entitled to take as much as 12 months of paid maternity go away and will likely be assured a contract extension for the next yr, in step with their current contractual preparations,” PCB mentioned in a media launch.
“Upon conclusion of the maternity go away, the participant will likely be reintegrated into cricketing actions and offered satisfactory medical and bodily assist in respect of their post-childbirth rehabilitation,” it added.
If a lady participant is required to journey for cricketing actions, the PCB mentioned it would assist the participant by permitting her to journey with a assist individual of her alternative to help in caring for her toddler little one, with the journey and lodging prices to be shared equally.
As a part of the paternity rights lined below the coverage, male gamers are allowed 30 days totally paid go away “which is able to have to be taken inside 56 days of the start of their little one, as a part of the paternity rights lined below the coverage.”
PCB CEO Wasim Khan mentioned the board “has an obligation of care in direction of its cricketers and at each flip it has taken measures to assist them.”
“On this relation, it’s acceptable that we’ve got a player-friendly parental assist coverage in order that our skilled cricketers can really feel totally supported throughout an vital stage of their lives, with out worrying about their careers.”
“To have this coverage for our ladies cricketers was much more important. Girls play a pivotal position within the growth of a society and our ladies cricketers have introduced us laurels and recognition on the world stage,” he added.